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Retro Spotlight: The Grand Ole Opry

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The Grand Ole Opry is one of the longest running radio shows in history. It started in 1925 and as it grew, so did the city of Nashville and Country Music.

It is important that country fans learn about its history and honor it. This is, after all, the place where people like a young Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill and Garth Brooks cut their teeth.

There is, at the Grand Ole Opry House, a circle on the floor of the stage that is sacred. This circle is from the original stage of the Opry when it was held at the Ryman Auditorium.

Legends stood on the spot. I meanĀ realĀ legends: Hank Williams, Sr., Patsy, George and Tammy, Marty Robbins. The list is long. Can you imagine standing on the exact spot of your idol? Well, country artists become fans when they take the Opry stage! That, my friend is why they treat their fans so well…they never stopped being a fan either!

The Opry continues to showcase new artists in hopes of helping their careers. It airs every Saturday night on GAC and you can here it, if you are lucky on 650 AM.

I could go on and on, but the Opry is something you should explore without my take on it. Take the time to visit Nashville and both the Ryman and Opry House. You will get chills.


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